A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Chirilagua in El Salvador. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -88.271° West, 12.6354° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/11/20 / 2020-11-24 18:40:14 / November 24, 2020 @ 6:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cs3t. Id of event: us6000cs3t. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:40:14 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berlín, Nueva Guadalupe, Jucuapa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Miguel (c. 161 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Unión (c. 26 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santiago de María (c. 15 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Berlín (c. 11 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SSW of Chirilagua, El Salvador. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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